As I lay on the hospital bed, fully dilated and numb from the waist down, I heard the words I was dreading.
Hypnobirthing most certainly isn't about clucking like a chicken with Daryl Somers in front of a room full of gullible idiots.
It sounds good in practice, but vaginal seeding might not be such a great idea after all.
Guess what? Despite not pushing him out, I cried, and my heart skipped, and I felt the rush of love and pride when I saw him for the first time.
Thirty-eight weeks or 39? Non-medical factors are pushing women to have elective caesareans earlier than official guidelines - and hospitals are playing along.
A mother has spoken about her shock at doctors performing an emergency caesarean on her after she had already given birth.
Fewer than 8 per cent of babies born in the United States meet the medical definition of a large baby - but mothers aren't told that.
The determination of three US nurses to provide immediate skin to skin contact to mothers delivering their babies by caesarean section has led to the invention of a unique surgical drape.
An Australian study has found that caesarean section delivery is not linked to a higher risk of health problems during childhood.
Lately I've been thinking about the caesarean stories and the brave women who birth their children with strength and beauty.
A number of women having caesarean deliveries are now taking steps to give their baby a better 'microbiome' start in life.